George Smith (1833-1919) published this biography in 1885. Carey (1761-1834), a key figure in the nineteenth-century Protestant missionary movement and founding member of the Baptist Missionary Society, lived and worked as a missionary in India from 1793 till his death 41 years later. The biography is based on Carey's unpublished letters, personal papers, missionary records and the recollections of Carey's friends and colleagues in India. It focuses on Carey's educational work; his involvement in India's agriculture; the mission centres he established throughout India; and his translations of the Bible into Sanskrit, Bengali and many other Indian languages. Smith, a popular Victorian biographer and an expert on India and missionary activity there, paints a vibrant picture of Carey and his extraordinary life. The biography remains a key source for the nineteenth-century Protestant mission movement and for the work of one of its key figures.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Carey's College; 2. The birth of England's foreign missions; 3. India as Carey found it; 4. Six years in North Bengal - missionary and indigo planter; 5. The new crusade - Serampore and the Brotherhood; 6. The first native converts and Christian schools; 7. Calcutta and the mission centres from Delhi to Amboyna; 8. Carey's family and friends; 9. Professor of Sanskrit, Bengali, and Marathi; 10. The Wiclif of the east - Bible translation; 11. What Carey did for literature and for humanity; 12. What Carey did for science - founder of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India; 13. Carey's immediate influence in Great Britain and America; 14. Carey as an educator - the first Christian college in the east; 15. Carey's last days; Appendix; Index.